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MAY 05, 2015 - Huffington Post

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ADHD Rates Are Lower At Higher Elevations, Study Finds

By: Allen Best, Live Science Contributor Published: 05/04/2015 11:17 AM EDT on LiveScience People who live at high elevations breathe air that has less oxygen, and studies have shown that this is linked with a variety of psychiatric and substance abuseproblems over the long term. But a new study shows an upside to living at high elevations: the prevalence of ...

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MAY 05, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Mara Wilson's Important Message For Teens Living With Mental Illness

Looking back on her experience with mental health issues, Mara Wilson wishes someone had told her that being depressed and having anxiety was OK. Since no one did that for her growing up, she’s taking the opportunity to tell young people now. The former child actress and current writer teamed up with Project UROK, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping ...

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MAY 05, 2015 - Huffington Post

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New Photo-Sharing App Aims To Curb Bullying Through Community Downvoting

Stop bullying from infiltrating your digital space? Now there's an app for that. Hyper, a new social media platform launching on May 5, is aiming to keep trolls at bay by creating digital audiences around genres of interest as opposed to personal profiles -- a function that will reduce bullying behavior, according to its creator. The smartphone app allows users ...

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MAY 05, 2015 - Shape

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Scientists Claim to Find an Anorexia Gene

Corbis Images When you get hungry, you're motivated to find food and eat. Years of evolution have ingrained this basic survival skill into us. But it isn't quite this simple for people suffering from anorexia, who will endure long periods of intense hunger and still avoid food. In the past, this disconnect has been seen as a matter of willpower ...

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MAY 04, 2015 - Huffington Post

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What Everyone Needs To Know About Anxiety

Think you can spot someone with anxiety in a crowd? The disorder, which touches 18 percent of American adults, is one of the most common mental health issues in the world. It can affect your teachers, your loved ones, your baristas or your neighbors. But its prevalence isn't all there is to know about the mental health disorder. Take a ...

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